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Books get students buzzing

Published on: 06 Oct 2017


YEAR 7 students at Sir Bernard Lovell Academy were treated to a talk from local author Fleur Hitchcock.  
Fleur’s book, Murder in Midwinter, has been chosen as one of this year’s BookBuzz titles - a scheme run by the national charity, Book Trust, to encourage reading for pleasure.  Every Year 7 student is offered the chance to choose one of the 17 shortlisted titles to keep.  
The author talked about her childhood heroes, including Olga Korbut, an Olympic gymnast, Captain Kirk, and Batman.  She explained the publication process and the excitement of having an illustrator work on her book cover.  
Students were given an insight into Fleur’s current project, and she shared her working title with the group, as well as signing books and bookmarks Sir Bernard Lovell Academy has signed up to BookBuzz for the first time and the visit was organised by librarian Laura Richards.
She said: “It is such a great opportunity for students to meet authors in real life, and to hear about what inspires them. We had a great morning with Fleur and the students have all given very positive feedback on the talk.  Now we are looking forward to seeing which books they choose for BookBuzz.”
Another author, Steven Camden (AKA Polar Bear), was due to visit SBL this week.
To find out more about the BookBuzz scheme, visit

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